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  1. With a population of about 1.1 billion, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to overtake Eastern, Southern and Central Asia to become the most populous region by 2060. One effective approach for slowing this rapid ...

    Authors: Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Jones Arkoh Paintsil, Olanrewaju Oladimeji and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:222
  2. Ending preventable maternal deaths remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Society perceived causes and real-life observations can reveal the intangible causes of maternal deaths irres...

    Authors: Lasandha Irangani, Indika Ruwan Prasanna, Sajaan Praveena Gunarathne, Sandaru Hasaranga Shanthapriya, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Thilini Chanchala Agampodi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:221
  3. There is a paucity of studies examining the prevalence and correlates of induced abortion among women living with HIV. Our study fills this gap by examining the prevalence and correlates of induced abortion am...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Oladele Vincent Adeniyi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:220
  4. This study aimed to investigate the associations between parental marital quality, divorce, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes among Chinese young people.

    Authors: Wen Wang, Ruoyu Yin, Wenzhen Cao, Yu Wang, Tingkai Zhang, Yan Yan and Kun Tang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:219
  5. Assessment of well-being in high-risk pregnancy (HRP) is the key to achieve positive maternal and fetal outcomes. Although there are a wide range of instruments for well-being assessment, none of them is compr...

    Authors: Kobra Mirzakhani, Talat Khadivzadeh, Farhad Faridhosseini and Abbas Ebadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:218
  6. South Africa has one of the highest burdens of adolescents with perinatally-acquired HIV (APHIV) in the world. APHIV in South Africa have limited access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and se...

    Authors: Scarlett Bergam, Thobekile Sibaya, Nompumelelo Ndlela, Mpume Kuzwayo, Messaline Fomo, Madeleine H. Goldstein, Vincent C. Marconi, Jessica E. Haberer, Moherndran Archary and Brian C. Zanoni
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:217
  7. This paper explored the facilitators and barriers to husbands’ involvement in antenatal-related care in the Bosomtwe District of Ghana from the perspectives of husbands, pregnant women with and without deliver...

    Authors: Anthony Kwame Morgan, Beatrice Aberinpoka Awafo, Theophilus Quartey and Justin Cobbold
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:216
  8. In artificial reproductive technique (ART), nearly 20% of human oocytes are immature in the germinal vesicle (GV) phase. Consequently, the best method for reserving them is cryopreserving GV oocytes, and in vi...

    Authors: Hakimeh Akbari and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:215
  9. Mothers' knowledge about the infant's problems and will provide the necessary care can increase the mother's confidence in providing care for her infant and eliminate misconceptions in primiparous mothers. The...

    Authors: Forogh Okhovat, Shirin Okhovat, Zohreh Karimiankakolaki and Nooshin Yoshani
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:214
  10. Hydrosalpinx has a negative effect on the pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET), and the pretreatment for hydrosalpinx play an important role in improving the outcomes of IV...

    Authors: Haiyan Guo, Tong Du, Qifeng Lyu, Ling Wu, Weiran Chai and Qianqian Zhu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:213
  11. Abortion is a legally restricted, yet common reproductive life event among women in Burkina Faso; however, women’s abortion experiences vary greatly depending on their social and economic capital, partner invo...

    Authors: Fiacre Bazié, Haley L. Thomas, Meagan E. Byrne, Boukary Kindo, Suzanne O. Bell and Caroline Moreau
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:212
  12. Ethical dilemmas at both the individual and structural level are part of the daily work of midwives and gender inequality and injustice can affect women’s sexual and reproductive health. Mainstream bioethical ...

    Authors: Monica Christianson, Sine Lehn and Marianne Velandia
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:211
  13. Given the instrumental role long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) play in reducing unintended pregnancies, there is a need to understand the factors that predict their use among adolescent girls and yo...

    Authors: Francis Sambah, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Charles Lwanga Tengan, Tarif Salihu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:209
  14. Perinatal intimate partner violence is a hidden under reported and difficult to identify problem which has negative effects on mother and child. The present study aimed to explore barriers and facilitators of ...

    Authors: Malikeh Amel Barez, Khadijeh Mirzaii Najmabadi, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Mojtaba Mousavi Bazaz and Raheleh Babazadeh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:208
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated pre-existing challenges associated with adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Evolving evidence suggest that it could adversely impact the progress...

    Authors: Sylvester Reuben Okeke, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:207
  16. Endometrial adenocarcinoma (EC) is the fifth most common cancer in women worldwide, standard treatment for EC includes hysterectomy, but it results in the loss of reproductive function. Thus, conservative trea...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Jumin Niu, Cong Shi and Zhihui Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:206
  17. An estimated one-third of women in Ghana use contraceptives without the knowledge of their partners, a phenomenon known as Covert Contraceptive Use (CCU). Most research on CCU to date has focused on individual...

    Authors: Mawuli Kushitor, Elizabeth G. Henry, Akua Danquah Obeng-Dwamena, Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Caesar Agula, Theophilus Toprah, Iqbal Shah and Ayaga A. Bawah
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:205
  18. In Rwanda, only 20% of sexually active unmarried young women use family planning as compared to 64% of married women. Adolescence is an important time of growth and development that often includes the initiati...

    Authors: Hilary Schwandt, Angel Boulware, Julia Corey, Ana Herrera, Ethan Hudler, Claudette Imbabazi, Ilia King, Jessica Linus, Innocent Manzi, Madelyn Merritt, Lyn Mezier, Abigail Miller, Haley Morris, Dieudonne Musemakweli, Uwase Musekura, Divine Mutuyimana…
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:204
  19. The importance of improving men’s and women’s knowledge of sexual and reproductive health has been emphasised in numerous global health policies. Fertility awareness literature highlights a disproportionately ...

    Authors: Bola Grace, Jill Shawe, Geraldine Barrett, Nafisat Ohunene Usman and Judith Stephenson
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:203
  20. Although early case studies have indicated that fear of childbirth can predate a woman’s first pregnancy, the concept of preconception fear of childbirth is largely unexplored. The few studies reporting on the...

    Authors: Elisabet Rondung, Susanna Magnusson and Elin Ternström
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:202
  21. Anencephaly is a fatal congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of brain hemispheres and cranial arch. Timely preventive measures can be taken by knowing the exact prevalence of this common neural tube ...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Behnaz Fatahi, Reza Fatahian, Payam Mohammadi, Adibeh Rahmani, Niloofar Darvishi, Mona Keivan, Shamarina Shohaimi and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:201
  22. Globally, around 4 million babies die within the first month of birth annually with more than 3 million stillbirths. Of them, 99% of newborn deaths and 98% of stillbirths occur in developing countries. Despite...

    Authors: Muluwas Amentie Zelka, Alemayehu Worku Yalew and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:200
  23. Person-centered maternity care is respectful and responsive care to individual women’s preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that their values guide all clinical decisions during childbirth. It is recogn...

    Authors: Azezew Ambachew Tarekegne, Berhanu Wordofa Giru and Bazie Mekonnen
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:199
  24. This study aimed to investigate the medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) + HMG protocol vs ultra-long gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist protocol in patients with advanced ovarian endometriosis who recei...

    Authors: Haiyan Guo, Tong Du, Hongyuan Gao, Qianwen Xi, Ling Wu, Qifeng Lyu and Qianqian Zhu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:198
  25. Reproductive tract infection has become a major public health issue all over the world for its high and growing prevalence. It can cause adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women and their foetuses. This st...

    Authors: Jun Liu, Mengyao Zeng, Liu Yang, Yanyan Mao, Yang He, Min Li, Qing Chen, Weijin Zhou, Liang Chen and Qianxi Zhu
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:197
  26. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a critical role in promoting youth and adolescent's sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. However, little is known about the enablers and barriers affectin...

    Authors: Malizgani Paul Chavula, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Anna-Karin Hurtig
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:196
  27. Mother to child human immune virus (HIV) transmission is the passage of HIV from mother to her child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breast-feeding. The objective of this study was to identify determinant...

    Authors: Mengistie Kassahun Tariku
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:195
  28. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide, particularly in resource-limited countries such as Ethiopia. Findings from a few studies were inconsistent and in...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Getahun Fetensa, Edgeit Abebe Zewde, Merga Besho and Tafese Dejene Jidha
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:194
  29. Institutional delivery care-seeking behavior is considered a crucial step in preventing maternal and child death. However, the barriers and facilitators related to institutional delivery care-seeking behavior ...

    Authors: Adane Nigusie, Telake Azale, Mezgebu Yitayal and Lemma Derseh
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:193
  30. In recent years, results on the association between serum uric acid (UA) and pregnancy outcomes have been inconsistent, and the association between urea nitrogen (UN) and adverse pregnancy outcomes in normal p...

    Authors: Lanlan Wu, Yao Liu, Zengyou Liu, Hengying Chen, Siwen Shen, Yuanhuan Wei, Ruifang Sun and Guifang Deng
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:192
  31. Discussions around quality of abortion care have been focused mainly on service-delivery aspects inside healthcare facilities. More recently, with availability of medical abortion (MA), increase in its self-us...

    Authors: Ankita Shukla, Lucía Vazquez-Quesada, Isabel Vieitez, Rajib Acharya and Saumya RamaRao
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:191
  32. It has been proved that mutations in the PADI6 gene can cause early embryo arrest. This study describes a newly discovered mutation in PADI6 that expands the genetic spectrum of early embryo arrest.

    Authors: Xiaoxia Wang, Huimin Zhu, Yi He, Jun Zeng, Jing Zhao, Qiuping Xia, Lingqian Wu, Zhongyuan Yao and Yanping Li
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:190
  33. The onset of mental illness such as depression and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period is common. The coronavirus induced disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting public policy respo...

    Authors: Theresa Hübner, Tanja Wolfgang, Ann-Catrin Theis, Magdalena Steber, Lea Wiedenmann, Achim Wöckel, Joachim Diessner, Grit Hein, Marthe Gründahl, Ulrike Kämmerer, Sarah Kittel-Schneider and Catharina Bartmann
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:189
  34. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity that involves pregnancy-related stressors on the maternal cardiovascular and metabolic systems. As nutrition is important to support optimal...

    Authors: Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Shazmeen Omar, Kerri Scherbinsky, Marianne Vidler, Laura A. Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Sophie E. Moore and Rajavel Elango
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:188
  35. Ineffective or no use of contraception following an unintended pregnancy contributes to a subsequent unintended pregnancy. This study aimed to determine whether women’s experiences of unintended pregnancies af...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan and M. Mofizul Islam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:187
  36. The high mortality rate of cervical cancer in developing countries is mainly related to inefficient screening programs. The aim of the present study was, thus, to determine the effect of an educational interve...

    Authors: Zahra Hosseini, Shokrollah Mohseni, Rahimeh Momeni, Teamur Aghamolaei, Azin Alavi and Sara Dadipoor
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:186
  37. In Argentina, a group of feminist activists, the Socorristas en Red, provide information and accompaniment to people seeking abortions, including beyond 13 weeks gestation. Recently-released WHO guidelines for ab...

    Authors: Brianna Keefe-Oates, Chelsea G. Tejada, Ruth Zurbriggen, Belén Grosso and Caitlin Gerdts
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:185
  38. June 24th, 2022, a day that will be etched in today and future generations’ textbooks as a historic day, the United States of America revoked the constitutional right to seek safe abortion care. Overturning Ro...

    Authors: Karine Coen-Sanchez, Bassey Ebenso, Ieman Mona El-Mowafi, Maria Berghs, Dina Idriss-Wheeler and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:184
  39. Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening occurrence and is an important cause of pregnancy-related mortality. We launched the study to investigate the distribution and its variation trend of the ectopic pregnan...

    Authors: Panpan Tang, Xiaomao Li, Wenwei Li, Yunhui Li, Yu Zhang and Yuebo Yang
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:182
  40. Although several interventions integrating maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition with family planning have been implemented and tested, there is still limited evidence on their effectiveness to guide ...

    Authors: Denise Kpebo, Abou Coulibaly, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yameogo, Sujata Bijou, Ramatoulaye Hamidou Lazoumar, Halima Tougri, Marguerite N’dour and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:181
  41. Globally, programs that educate young people about pubertal body changes are vital. In some communities, teaching sexual education in schools has been the subject of debate. This is probably why access to sexu...

    Authors: Sarah Nantono Bunoti, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Lynn Atuyambe
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:180
  42. Poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes amongst adolescent girls in India have been associated with inadequate knowledge of SRH. Evidence suggests that social media can promote health-seeking behavi...

    Authors: Ria Saha, Pintu Paul, Sanni Yaya and Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:178
  43. Even though several severe maternal morbidity (SMM) indicators exist globally, indicators that can serve as international standards are needed. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the SMM risk assessment us...

    Authors: Jin Young Nam
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:177
  44. With increasing restrictions on abortion across the United States, we sought to understand whether people seeking abortion would consider ending their pregnancy on their own if unable to access a facility-base...

    Authors: Lauren Ralph, Katherine Ehrenreich, Shelly Kaller and M. Antonia Biggs
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:176
  45. The male engagement framework for reproductive health, which presents men as family planning users, supportive partners, and agents of change, is being increasingly incorporated into family planning strategies...

    Authors: Lucy W. Ruderman, Catherine Packer, Akuzike Zingani, Philemon Moses and Holly M. Burke
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:174
  46. Authors: Elsie Akwara, Kereta Worknesh, Lemessa Oljira, Lulit Mengesha, Mengistu Asnake, Emiamrew Sisay, Dagem Demerew, Marina Plesons, Wegen Shirka, Azmach Hadush and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:173

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